The Special Collections and Archives unit of the MSU Libraries has received a $2,500 grant from the Missouri Humanities Council to assist in “The Women of the Mother Road in Missouri.” Anne Baker, Interim Head of Special Collections and Archives, will serve as the principal investigator, working with documentarian Katrina Parks, whose web-based project for the National Park Service’s Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, route66women.com began interest in the topic. This oral history project will involve three screenings and discussions (two in St. Louis and one in Springfield). New oral histories will be filmed and recorded soon, which will be screened during the event in Springfield in the fall (exact date TBD). After all three public programs have been held and all the new oral histories are completed, the new oral histories will be made available to researchers and members of the public through the MSU Libraries. Congratulations on this grant and this exciting project.